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New Daffy Short to Debut with ‘Journey 2′
The new Looney Tunes 3-D toon Daffy’s Rhapsody will premiere before screenings of Warner Bros.’ Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Directed by Matthew O’Callaghan (Coyote Falls, I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat, Curious George), the new short will debut in theaters on Feb. 10 and will be presented in 3D and Imax as well as standard 2D.
In this colorful adventure, a relaxing evening at the theater turns into hunting season as Elmer Fudd is surprised by the unexpected appearance of his perpetual and ever-elusive target, Daffy Duck, on the stage. As Elmer gives chase, Daffy cleverly evades him while regaling the audience with a song that illustrates his plight—how hunters will never leave him alone.
The short stars the vocal talents of the late Mel Blanc, long renowned for his characterizations of such Looney luminaries as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird, Porky Pig, Yosemite Sam, Speedy Gonzales, Sylvester and Foghorn Leghorn, as well other memorable characters, such as Barney Rubble and Dino the Dinosaur.
Daffy’s Rhapsody is produced by Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone. The short’s executive producer is Sam Register. The lyrics to Daffy’s song were written by the legendary Looney Tunes team of Warren Foster and Michael Maltese.